Nike, Inc. Senior Manager of Apparel Product Integrity is Design and Merchandising’s 2007 Executive-In-Residence

Diane Currie, senior manager of apparel product integrity at Nike Inc., will speak as Colorado State University’s Department of Design and Merchandising 2007 Executive-in-Residence.

Currie will discuss "Achieving Business Excellence: Doing it Right, Doing it Better, Doing it Different," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21 in the Clark building on the Colorado State campus, Room A104.

Currie is a Colorado State graduate with a master’s in apparel and merchandising and 18 years of industry experience. She offers her knowledge as the planner, leader and director of regional processes in product safety and reliability for Nike Apparel for the United States and all of the Americas.  

According to Nike, they are advancing their entire business model to ensure product superiority and continued business growth. Currie, involved in this environment of change, will provide an overview of business complexity. She will touch on how value added activities and principles figure in strategic planning; the role of materials and product integrity within product conception, design and development; and how new business models drive business excellence.

"We are exceedingly pleased to have a business executive with this range of experience on Colorado State’s campus to share with students her expertise on achieving product quality in the global market," said Mary Littrell, head of the Department of Design and Merchandising at Colorado State.

For more information about the Department of Design and Merchandising Executive-in-Residence program, contact the department at 970-491-1629.